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Browns player quotes - 10/9

DL Desmond Bryant:

On if he cares about Flacco's record against the Browns:

"That is the past so I am not looking towards that."

On what makes Flacco a great QB:

"You can tell, first thing you see is that he is a competitor. He can make all the throws. He has a big arm. He makes a lot of great throws down the field. He is great at throwing those seven routes. Especially when they are down and need something, he finds a way to make a play."

On his shoulder:

"I am not going to talk about injuries."

On how excited he would be to potentially return to the field:

"I have played this game as long as I can remember. Especially now that I have been in the NFL, every weekend is an opportunity to really go out there and showcase why I love this game. If I get that opportunity, I am going to make the most of it and do a good job."

On if he keeps tabs on Ravens FB Kyle Juszczyk, who also is a Harvard grad:

"Definitely, I try to follow. Like you said, there are only a few of us so I try to follow as much as I can. Juszczyk was after me so I didn't really get to meet him. I have met him on the field a couple times now."

On Juszczyk as a player:

"I think he is a very versatile type of guy. He played tight end in college, and now, he is at fullback. He does some good things out of the backfield. He made some plays against us here last year. He is definitely someone we need to take account of and be ready to go."

On if he knew Juszczyk was a Northeast Ohio native:

"Yeah, actually, I met his cousin or something at a shop in Strongsville I went to."

On if knowing how disruptive he can be on the field makes it harder for him to miss games:

"I think those guys that go out there do a good job. When I watch the games, I see some things that maybe I would do a little differently. I don't know that I would have different results than they have had."

DB Justin Gilbert:

On how it felt to return kicks last week:

"It felt great. It is something I have been waiting on since I got here, and I finally got the chance to do it. It felt good being out there."

On if returning kicks energized him a little bit:

"Most definitely, especially Tabes (special teams coordinator Chris Tabor) on the sideline juicing me up before the game and all during the week. Just excited to be back there."

On Tabor saying he would continue as the as kickoff returner:

"It makes me feel good. I feel like I have worked hard for it and I have stayed with it, knowing my chance would come at some point during the season. Now that it is here, I have to take full advantage of it."

On if returning kickoffs successfully can give him more confidence at cornerback:

"That has nothing to do with cornerback to me. It is two different things."

On if it makes him more confident as a football player when he has success as a kickoff returner:

"I could say you can feed off the energy if you get a big kickoff return and go out on defense. You can say it plays a little bit."

On what makes him a good kickoff returner:

"I am fast. Seriously, though, I have been on offense most of my life. My first year playing defense was my freshman year in college, and I am just used to having the ball in my hands."

On if working with the offense is something he or the Browns are looking to do:

"If it happens, I wouldn't back away from it. I would be happy to do it. Wherever I can help out the team that will give a chance to have a ball in my hands, which I like to do, I would love it."

On what position he played in high school:

"I was primarily a quarterback in high school, up through grade school and all the way through grade school. I would switch in and out from quarterback to running back to receiver."

DB Jordan Poyer:

On his opportunity to play this week and his confidence heading into Sunday:

"My confidence is high. I'm excited for the opportunity to go out there and play and compete. Hard to replace a guy like (DB) Tashaun Gipson, Pro-Bowler, X-amount of picks, but just go out there do my job, play confident and we'll be OK."

On what he see from Ravens QB Joe Flacco:

"He likes to stay in the pocket and throw the ball. He will stay in the pocket, take some shots and throw the ball. He's got a strong arm, can throw the seven ball really well. We're just going to have to play some really sound defense."

On how much the reps he took in spring have helped:

"It helps a lot. Being able to just be out there with the ones and communicate throughout the secondary, within the linebackers, it's huge. I knew at some point in this season my opportunity was going to come. I've been ready, and I'll keep preparing and stay ready for the game."

On how good it was to see DB Justin Gilbert's success at kick return:

"It's huge. Everybody on this team knows how gifted of an athlete he is, and for him to go out there and show what he can do with the ball in his hands, it's huge for him and it's huge for this team to get a guy like Justin going. I'm excited for him. I'm excited to see where he goes from there. We're just going to keep trying to get him returns and get him going because with the ball in his hands, he can do a lot of things."

On if Gilbert's success at kick return can carry over to corner:

"Of course, anytime you make a play, whether it's on special teams, offense, defense early in the game, especially just builds that confidence every time you're on the field. I think for him, having that confidence to be able to go in there and help put our offense in good field position is also going to carry over to him playing defense."

On if his game experience at the end of the 2013 season is helpful now:

"Of course, game experience is totally different than practice experience. The '13 season and '14 season towards the end of the year when guys went down, I was able to come in and get those game experience and game reps. I'm ready to play. I'm excited to play, excited to go out there and just be sound and get a W."

On if he would like to be a starter at some point:

"Of course, and like I said before, you can't replace a guy like Tashaun Gipson, and that's not what I'm trying to do. I'm trying to go in there and execute what I'm supposed to do and just do my job, and if that happens, then we'll be just fine."

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